Google led me to a subsection of "Soviet Warplanes.com"
where I found a completely gnarly webpage on not only the sturmovik in all its evolutions, but also the regulation camo schemes, color, and patterns as the war progressed. The schemes are even broke down by factory and unit in some instances. If you have ay shine at all about the IL2, you REEEEEAAAALLY need to visit this site. You won't be disappointed.
At any rate, I tried to match the make of Sturmovik modeled by Battlefront to the earliest example, and I matched the model as the IL2M.
Now this looks nothing like that old, boring, plaid-out model-box camo scheme... so I went to work.
So here we are, "white 22". I based the paint scheme on the the Kuybyshev factory camo standard, after August 1943. I added the red nose and wingtips. Call it a weakness. I also wanted the opportunity to experiment with oil weathering, and practice my panel line inking.
to be cont...